Dating myself, there was a stack of applications over an inch thick for my first job as a dishwasher. Thanks to a friend who was a busboy at the restaurant, that was the "big break" I needed to be an overnight success in the restaurant business.
Today’s hiring environment is drastically different. I have no idea where the workforce has disappeared to. Are there super-geniuses with a gift of parlaying their stimulus money into record-breaking investment returns Bernie Madoff would have envied?